Onsite Networking

Trainee and Early-Career Networking Luncheon

Friday, September 28, 2018 from 11:45 AM-12:45 PM

Attendance is first come, first served.  Participating faculty members have been listed below:

Dawn L. Hershman, MD, FASCO

Inga T. Lennes, MD, MPH, MBA

Arif Kamal, MD, MBA, MHS, FAAHPM

Electra D. Paskett, PhD

Electra D. Paskett, Ph.D., became the Marion N. Rowley Professor of Cancer Research at The Ohio State University in 2002. She is the Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control in the College of Medicine, a professor in the Division of Epidemiology in the College of Public Health and the Associate Director for Population Sciences and Program Leader of the Cancer Control Program in the Comprehensive Cancer Center of the Ohio State University (OSU).  She is also Director of the Center for Cancer Health Equity at the James Cancer Hospital, and immediate past-Chair of the Cancer Control and Health Outcomes Committee of Cancer and Leukemia Group B.  She received her doctorate in epidemiology from the University of Washington.  Dr. Paskett’s 326 peer-reviewed publications showcase her work in intervention research directed at cancer prevention, early detection and survivorship issues. Her studies use multi-level interventions in transdisciplinary teams with community-based participatory research to identify and intervene on factors causing disparities among underserved populations such as social and ethnic minority groups and rural/underserved populations. Dr. Paskett successfully competed for an NCI-funded P50, Center for Population Health and Health Disparities, to examine why rates of cervical cancer are high in Appalachia Ohio and was the Principal Investigator of the Ohio Patient Navigator Research Program.  She also has received funding from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation since 2001.  She continues to work with the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) and is one of the multiple PI’s of the WHI Cancer Survivor Cohort. Dr. Paskett was elected as a Fellow to the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2004. She is a past-President of the American Society of Preventive Oncology, Deputy Editor of the journal Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, and Section Editor of the journal, Cancer. She is Deputy Director of the Cancer Control program and the chair of the Health Disparities Committee of the Alliance for Cooperative Trials in Oncology (ALLIANCE). She also has numerous awards such as the American Society of Preventive Oncology Distinguished Achievement Award, The Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Jimmie Holland Award, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Distinguished Lecture Award on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities and the AACR Team Science Award for her long standing role in the WHI. In 2016, she became a member of the National Cancer Institute’s National Cancer Advisory Board and in 2018 became a member of the National Academies ad hoc Committee on a National Strategy for Cancer Control.

Gabrielle B. Rocque, MD

Dr. Gabrielle Rocque is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Divisions of Hematology & Oncology and Gerontology, Geriatrics, & Palliative Care at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She completed her undergraduate degree, medical doctorate, Internal Medicine residency, and fellowship in Hematology & Oncology at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. She completed a Masters of Public Health in Outcomes Research at UAB. She is a medical oncologist specializing in the care of women with breast cancer.

Dr. Rocque’s research interests include improving the quality of healthcare delivery for cancer patients with an emphasis on shared decision-making, payment reform, and provision of supportive care services to patients. She received an American Cancer Society Mentored Research Scholar Grant to enhance shared decision making for patients with metastatic breast cancer. She served as Medical Director a successful 2012 Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Award, which focused on improving health and healthcare costs by implementing a lay navigator workforce to support cancer patients across from diagnosis through survivorship and end-of-life. She is active within both local and national payment reform initiatives, serving as a member of UAB’s Oncology Care Model Steering Committee and as a co-author of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Patient-Centered Oncology Payment (PCOP) program. She also is engaged in quality at a national level, as a former chair of the ASCO Measures Task Force and is the current chair of the ASCO Quality of Care Committee.

Meet the Expert Networking Luncheon

Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Attendance is first come, first served.  Participating faculty members have been listed below:

Neeraj K. Arora, PhD
PCORI Representative

George J. Chang, MD, MS
Quality in Surgery

Dr. Chang in shte Deputy Chair, Chief of Colon and Rectal Surgery, and Professor in the Department of Surgical Oncology, and Professor in the Department of Health Services Research at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.  His research expertise includes pragmatic trials focused on interventions in surgery, cancer treatment outcomes and clinical comparativesness effectiveness research.  He serves as co-Chair of the cancer Care Delivery Research Committee of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Research Base and is a member of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Steering Committee of the NCI NCTN.

Steven Clauser, MD, MPA
PCORI Representative

Michael Hassett, MD, MPH
Quality Measurement

Michael Hassett, MD, MPH is a medical oncologist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He works in the Division of Population Sciences conducting health services research focused on quality, disparities, costs, and outcomes; and in the Susan F. Smith Center for Women’s Cancers caring for patients with breast cancer. Much of his research efforts focus on creating new quality measures and developing novel approaches to analyzing quality of care. As the Medical Director for Clinical Information Systems (CIS) at DFCI, he develops and deploys CIS innovations to improve care quality and outcomes. He is currently the chair-elect of ASCO’s Quality Measures Steering Group; a member of the National Quality Forum’s Measure Application Partnership Clinician Workgroup, and the chair of Epic’s Oncology Steering Board. He is a past member of ASCO’s Guidelines and Quality Committees; and has participated in multiple national quality measure development panels.

Paul B. Jacobsen, PhD, FASCO
NCI Representative

Erin E. Kent, PhD
NCI Representative

Kathi Mooney, PhD, RN
Quality in Nonphysician Roles

Michael N. Neuss, MD, FASCO
QOPI, Quality Improvement

David Rice, PhD, MSN, RN, NP, NEA-BC
Quality in Nonphysician Roles

David Rice, PhD, MSN, RN, NP, NEA-BC is the Director of Nursing and Patient Care Services Education, Evidence-Based Practice, and Research at the City of Hope National Medical Center. David joined City of Hope in July 2013. He and his staff develop and apply cross-disciplinary education programs to keep clinical providers current on evidence-based best practices, clinical techniques, standards, and emerging technologies unique to their clinical discipline. 

David’s clinical and research expertise is in the field of high dose chemoradiotherapy and hematopoietic cell transplantation. After working in corporate administration for a decade, David became a second career nurse.  He has previously worked as a direct care RN, acute care NP, Research NP, Transplant Services Clinical Program Manager, Director of Nursing Quality, and Director of Professional Practice and Education. 

Poster Walks

Friday, September 28, 2018 from 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM

Attendees interested in joining should meet at the Poster Assistance Desk. Poster Walks are not ticketed and do not need to be reserved in advance.

Led by an expert in the field, Poster Walks are interactive, small-group tours of posters deemed novel, scientifically intriguing, or otherwise interesting to the Poster Walk leader. They are designed to promote group interaction surrounding poster presentations that deepens the conversation about the research, both for poster presenters and poster reviewers joining the walk. At each poster, the poster presenter typically provides a short presentation about their research, and then the conversation begins. Often the group engages in discussion with the presenter about their work and with one another, spanning everything from the study purpose to conclusions. Read more about Poster Walks from Dr. Tracy Balboni, who led one at a Symposium. 

Networking Reception

Friday, September 28, 2018 from 5:15 PM-6:15 PM

Attend the General Poster Session and Networking Reception. Take this time to view posters, chat with poster presenters, and network with colleagues.

Career Opportunities

New this year, browse available career opportunities via ASCO's online Career Center. Use the computers at the Internet Station to easily browse open positions by location, category, or position title or search by keyword. Questions? Visit the Registration and Customer Service Desk in the Grand Canyon Ballroom Foyer on Level 1.

Find a Colleague

Use the Find a Colleague directory in the Attendee Resource Center to search for registered attendees and send a direct, private email to connect while onsite.